Mechanism of the carbonatation shrinkage of lime and hydrated cement

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Applied Chemistry
ISSN0021-8871
Volume18
Issue4
Pages1111117; # of pages: 1007
Subjecthydrated cement; lime; carbonation; mechanical properties; dehyration; polymerization; Concrete
AbstractCarbonatation of hydrated lime compacts produces shrinkage and changes in mechanical properties comparable with those found in similarly treated compacts of bottle-hydrated cement and samples of hardened Portland cement paste. From experimental results obtained with the simpler lime system a mechanism for carbonatation shrinkage is proposed that postulates a through-solution reaction and induced cycles of wetting and drying. Experiments on compacts of bottle- hydrated cement show that carbonatation of the `combined lime' is at least as rapid and extensive as the carbonatation of the `free lime,' and that contrary to current opinion the former reaction results in even greater carbonatation shrinkage. The mechanism for carbonatation shrinkage of this system is considered to be connected with dehydration and polymerisation of the hydrous silica product of carbonatation.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-364
NRC number10096
2148
NPARC number20374525
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Record created2012-07-23
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